For the first time, the 32nd edition of the Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) takes a different approach in 2019 than previous years. The Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) has been expanded from 16 to 24 teams- which has never been done before. That means this year is going to be different and much more exciting! Hosted by Egypt, with Cameroon as the defending champions, Africans are going to be buzzing with excitement as we enjoy this season.
Throughout this period DStv and GOtv will be dishing out to you live matches from 21 June to 19 July 2019 so worry not about missing a live match.
If you are still thinking of fixing your eyes to your DStv or GOtv, think no more! Here are 10 reasons to keep up with AFCON with DStv or GOtv. And if you’re on the move, download the DStv Now app and you’re good to go!
1. Content will be showing in High Definition.
DStv and GOtv will be showing the matches In High Definition television, which means you will see everything showing on your screen much clearer than watching standard television. Imagine watching a live football match in much finer details, not having to worry about a blur or not getting a clear view of the football or the player; whether it grazed the stand of the goal post or it went into the post. With DStv and GOtv, you do not have to worry about any of these because your matches are delivered to you in High Definition.
2. Live matches.
This has been mentioned throughout the text, but that is to emphasize the reality of it. Your
matches will be brought to you as it is happening. It’s almost as though you’re at the stadium
watching it directly. You’re watching as it is happening, not after it happens
3. Time to socialize with family and friends.
This is an amazing time to bond with family and friends. Discuss a common interest, laugh over amazing plays, banter about upcoming and legendary players, argue over differing views…regardless of what happens, the moment and experience will be infinite. Someone might be like, “only family and friends?” Not just family and friends. The impact football has made on socializing is unspeakable. Imagine becoming best friends with someone you barely know over a game of African countries competing for a cup. This is closer to home because you are African, these are African countries playing and the matches are taking place in Africa.
4. Get to see different countries compete.
”Is this not the same thing as mentioned above?” It’s not because you are experiencing it
yourself. You are not going to be told about how Nigeria beat Ghana or how Zimbabwe lost to
South Africa for example. You are watching it firsthand with no part missed on DStv or GOtv. Being a part of the buzz is truly something to look forward to this season. Seeing fellow brothers and sisters come together to enjoy African football. There will be a burst of culture every single week as countries come to compete for the cup and different spectators come beautifully dressed in their differing, colourful African clothing showcasing their culture and heritage. Fashion lovers are going to love the array of football jerseys.
5. Exciting reviews and commentaries in English and pidgin.
Back to back commentaries in not just English but also pidgin language. We all know how
exciting things are when you leave the poshness behind. Every week there would be reviews in English and pidgin about each match. Why miss out on such banter?
6. One of the very many African experiences you should not miss.
This is like Black Panther Reloaded! An African missing this experience is the same as choosing to go to oblivion- hardly anyone wants this.
7. Be a part of the social media banter.
8. Express your love for football.
Calling all the football lovers out there to express their unconditional love for football. UEFA champions league just happened, followed by the FIFA women’s World Cup, now Africa is having its own football season, AFCON. If this does not scream enjoyment for every football fan in Africa, then I don’t know what does! The rush, the adrenaline, the excitement over amazing games played every week…something to look forward to.
With the excitement around this year’s AFCON, social media will be buzzing in Africa as Africans tweet, post and comment on each match their country played in or a county they support. Do not be left out of the loop as you scroll down your feed! Follow @DStvNg & GOtvNg on Twitter, and on Instagram- @DStvNigeria & GOtvNg and Facebook facebook.com/dstvng & facebook.com/gotvng, and let’s engage!
9. Become a football literate.
Primary source is better than secondary source. This is an opportunity to broaden your football knowledge without having to rely so much on football experts about African football. Step out of your comfort zone and explore the world of football.
10. Nigeria qualified.
Remember how excited we all were when Nigeria was the only… and I repeat, only African
country left playing in the World Cup; how we showed love and support to our country. That
time of the year is here again. It’s time for Nigerians to support and show love to our team
whilst laughing and crying (hopefully tears of joy) about the turn of events. Nigeria is a qualifying team for this year’s AFCON. Trust and believe that football is at the core of DStv and GOtv’s sports-loving viewers.
If you have not subscribed to your DStv or GOtv, or you’re still debating if you should join the family, what are you waiting? Do not miss out on this experience and event. Be in the loop of AFCON 2019 with DStv and GOtv. On Saturday 22 June, at 6pm tune in to Select 2 on your GOtv or SuperSport 10 on your DStv to stay connected and not miss a single match!
There is more…Nigeria is playing on Saturday! Do not be left
behind! Stay connected with your DStv or GOtv.